Kitchen Wall Art

I was in a crafty mood the other day and came across this picture of some kitchen wall art over at the fabulous Emily A. Clark’s site.  Emily is a beautiful mother of five and a talented designer.

EmilyClarkkitchenart

I really liked these three framed pictures on her wall so I decided to try and make something similar.  It took two attempts but I am pretty happy with the result.  In my first attempt I used burlap as the backing, similar to Emily’s and used a stencil to paint on the words.

stenciling-letters

First-version

I liked the finished product but was not crazy about the combination of the burlap and my Sherwin Williams Trusty Tan walls.  Since they were so simple to make I gave it another try.  I am in the process of bringing some new color into my kitchen/hearthroom but have been holding off until I found an area rug that I liked.  I figured now was as good as time as any to start using one of the new colors.

To make the second set of wall hangings, I cut three pieces of fabric 8″ by 10″ which is the size of the frames I was using.

backing

I then created the words on my computer, using my all time favorite font, “Hey Gorgeous” that I downloaded from KevinandAmanda (probably my favorite of all the blogs I read).  I love this font and use it all the time.

Words-printed-on-paper

Next, I cut out a small piece of white felt that I had leftover from the pointsetta pillow I made last Christmas.  Using small scissors, I trimmed around the letters and the felt at the same time.  I could have pinned the paper to the felt but this process worked just fine and it was very quick (my kind of project).

cutting-felt

cutting-letters

cut-out-letters

To attach the letters to the fabric I used a ruler to make sure I had a straight line, then with a q-tip, applied a very small amount of fabric glue to the back of the letters.

lining-up-letters

Once the glue dried, I put each piece of fabric in a frame and hung them next to kitchen chalkboard.

Laugh-Eat-Love-wall-art

Now on to finding that perfect area rug……

Comments

  1. Linda Ainsworth says:

    WOW! You did a great job.

  2. Nice! And you updated your Levi sign on the chalkboard. Aww!

  3. Very cute!

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